Top Attractions in Birkenhead

Top Attractions in Birkenhead

Merseyside Maritime Museum

This museum was opened in 1980 and it focuses primarily on the heritage of the city. It highlights the role of Liverpool ion the transatlantic slave trade as well as emigration. It admits freely and you can view various interesting objects like ships, paintings, and maritime photographs. You can also have your kids attend their maritime-themed play area.

International Slavery Museum

This museum is actually located on the third floor of the Maritime Museum. It offers various exhibitions and collections which perfectly highlight the important role that slavery played the history and development of the United Kingdom at large. The three major galleries focus on life in West Africa, Enslavement and the Middle Passage, and The Legacy of Slavery.

The Beatles’ Story

This is a permanent exhibition that tells the story of the most famous band in the world. It features replicas of areas that were instrumental to the development of the band such as the Cabash Coffee Club, Matthew Street, etc. You get to listen to talks, view exhibitions, and get audio guides, among other attractions.

The Cavern Club

The Cavern Club is a nightclub located in Mathew Street and it was made famous for being a usual stomping ground for The Beatles in their early days as a band. It was opened in 1957 but was closed in 1973 as part of the Merseyrail extension project.

The British Music Experience

This was created out of the UK national museum’s dedication to tell the story of British music from 1945 to date. It includes 600 valuable artefacts, all of which originate from various sources such as bands, artists, etc.